FOP-7 St. Mary's County MD  21215 Chancellors Run Road  Great Mills, MD 20634  301.863.6007
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St. Mary's County Maryland - Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7

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.: St. Mary's County :.


St. Mary's County Maryland Government WebSite - Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7In 1634, a group of courageous voyagers traveled from their homes in England in pursuit of a new land. They landed on an island in the Potomac River with a prayer of thanks for their safe journey. St. Clement's Island is a landmark in the history of Maryland. It was here the adventurers took possession of the colony and the first Roman Catholic Mass in the English speaking colonies was offered.

Today St. Mary's County Maryland is comprised of approximately 367 square miles, with a resident population of approximately 101,578, which increases to 127,000 with the inclusion of daily commuters and tourists (Census - July 2008). Sites of interest in our county include Historic Saint Mary's City (the first capital of Maryland), Point Lookout (the location of Camp Hoffman, the prison camp for Confederate soldiers), and the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (home of the U.S. Navy's Test Pilot School).

.: What is the Fraternal Order of Police :.


FOP LogoThe Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today's police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.

The emblem adopted by the National Fraternal Order of Police is designed to remind the membership of the duties that are expected of them as a citizen, a police officer and a member of the lodge. The five-cornered star tends to remind us of the allegiance we owe to our Flag and is a symbol of the authority with which we are entrusted. It is an honor the people we serve bestow upon us. They place their confidence and trust in us; serve them proudly.

Midway between the points and center of the star is a blue field representative of the thin blue line protecting those we serve. The points are of gold, which indicates the position under which we are now serving. The background is white, the unstained color representing the purity with which we should serve. We shall not let anything corrupt be injected into our order. Therefore, our colors are blue, gold and white.

The open eye is the eye of vigilance ever looking for danger and protecting all those under its care while they sleep or while awake. The clasped hands denote friendship. The hand of friendship is always extended to those in need of our comfort.

The circle surrounding the star midway indicates our never ending efforts to promote the welfare and advancement of this order. Within the half circle over the centerpiece is our motto, "Jus, Fidus, Libertatum" which translated means "Law Is a Safeguard of Freedom."

*Article from Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police WebSite.